About this dataset

Annual data on death registrations by single year of age for the UK (1974 onwards) and England and Wales (1963 onwards).

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Previous versions of this data are available

Important notes and usage information

  • death statistics are compiled from information supplied when deaths are certified and registered as part of civil registration, a legal requirement

  • figures represent the number of deaths registered in the calendar year

  • figures represent deaths which occurred in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, these include the deaths of individuals whose usual residence was outside of the specific country

  • United Kingdom deaths include aggregated deaths registered in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Our User guide to mortality statistics provides information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to deaths.